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Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1

This 3-day live course focuses on the basic skills necessary to treat patients with pelvic health dysfunction with primary emphasis on under active pelvic floor muscle conditions. The focus of the labs will be on external and internal vaginal examination. Lectures will cover anatomy of the pelvic girdle,physiology of micturition,dysfunctions of the lower urinary tract and pelvic muscles…

Contact Hours: 23.0

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Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 Pelvic Pain / Bowel Dysfunction

The two Level 2 courses we offer are evidence-based, providing clinically relevant information and training the examination, evaluation and intervention of female pelvic pain and bowel dysfunction. Labs offer skills immediately applicable in clinic and include complete internal vaginal and rectal pelvic floor as well as external abdominopelvic examination…

Contact Hours (Pelvic Pain): 17.75
Contact Hours (Bowel Dysfunction): 17.25

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Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 3

This 3-day or 2-day (if selecting Hybrid version) evidence-based course will provide clinically relevant information and training for the evaluation and intervention of male urinary incontinence and pelvic pain, life span specific considerations, including pediatrics, and individuals with neurological involvement. Labs offer skills that are immediately applicable in your clinic…

Contact Hours: 23.0

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FUNDAMENTAL Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy

This 3-day course provides practical, evidence-based knowledge and skill in physical therapy evaluation and intervention with the pregnant and postpartum patient. Didactic instruction includes: anatomical and physiologic changes in pregnancy; differential diagnosis in peri-partum; pregnancy-specific changes in posture and gait…

Contact Hours: 24.0

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ADVANCED Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy

This 3-day course provides practical, evidence-based knowledge and skill in physical therapy evaluation and intervention with advanced topics in pregnancy and postpartum. Didactic instruction includes: high risk pregnancy medical diagnoses and interventions; special populations and…

Contact Hours: 24.0

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Formerly called “Labor & Delivery,” this 3 day, 22-hour course provides the physical therapist with an in-depth understanding of how specific PT interventions during the antepartum and intrapartum periods may affect birth outcomes and postpartum maternal health. Practical, evidence-based knowledge and advanced skills in providing labor support are…

Contact Hours: 23.0

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COLLABORATIVE | Pelvic Floor Intervention Strategies for Urogenital and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

Instructor: Mary Jane Strauhal, PT, DPT, BCB-PMD

This course will provide the basis for pelvic physical therapy interventions within the context of urogenital cancers and discuss the impact on the pelvic floor related to breast cancer treatments. Pelvic physical therapists play an important role in the multidisciplinary treatment of the long-term sequelae of intervention for urogenital cancers. In defining quality cancer care, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) believes that cancer patients should have access to care that adheres to practice guidelines and evidence-based standards of care, comprehensive cancer care that assures proper treatment of the symptoms and side effects of cancer and cancer treatment, coordinated care with strong communication among all the providers and the patient, and honest discussion with their physicians regarding prognosis, the intent of therapy and the patient’s values and preferences regarding care…

Contact Hours: 8.0

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COLLABORATIVE | Gynecologic Visceral Manipulation

Instructor: Gail Wetzler, PT, DPT, EDO, BI-D

This unique 4-day course is designed to educate participants on the anatomy, mobility, and motility of the pelvic viscera. Specific focus will include the bladder, rectum, uterus, ovaries, and an introduction to the kidneys. Video and patient demonstration will focus on examination and intervention strategies. Internal pelvic techniques will be presented from Jean Pierre Barral’s advanced pelvic class…

Contact Hours: 30.0

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COLLABORATIVE | Tackling Sacroiliac and Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction

Instructor: Deborah Riczo, PT, DPT, MEd

This 1-day in-person course provides an excellent foundation for understanding, effectively diagnosing and treating people with sacroiliac dysfunction and pelvic girdle pain. Literature is reviewed and an evidenced based approached is emphasized. Topics include anatomy and biomechanics, diagnosis including special tests literature review, current recommendations, pregnancy and postpartum considerations and interventions. The Pelvic Girdle Musculoskeletal Method ℠ (PGM Method℠), developed by Deborah Riczo, is presented and evidence to support this simplified yet…

Contact Hours: 7.5

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COLLABORATIVE | (Pre)Menopause Matters in Physical Therapy: Early Planning for a Healthier Future

Instructors: Karen Litos, PT, DPT, WCS, and Karen Snowden, PT, DPT, WCS

This 2-day course is designed to put Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants at the forefront of menopause practice. Menopause is not a disease needing to be cured, but a natural life-stage transition. Baby boomers represent approximately 25% of the US population with female survival rates higher than male rates, and account for one-third of all healthcare spending. Menopause is a neglected topic in healthcare, leaving many women confused when making important healthcare decisions…

Contact Hours: 16.0

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COLLABORATIVE | Physical Therapy Treatment of the Pediatric Pelvic Floor Patient: Birth to 18 Years

Instructor: Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT, WCS

This course will allow the participants to learn about the development of the pelvic floor through the early life span.  Early development of bladder and bowel control will be discussed for both typically developing and developmentally disabled children.  Toilet training techniques for typically developing children will be shared.  Common neurological dysfunctions…

Contact Hours: 16.0

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COLLABORATIVE | Treating Male Pelvic Pain: A Biopsychosocial Approach (MPP)

Instructor: Dr. Susie Gronski, DPT, PRPC, WCS, WHC

a comprehensive 2-day course designed to make you the expert in helping men recover from pelvic pain. This course integrates the multifaceted complexities of male pelvic pain, combining neuroscience with a hands- on approach, giving you practical knowledge and training to help your patients get on the road to recovery. You’ll learn advanced assessment and manual treatment skills that will increase your confidence and comfort treating men with pelvic pain. This course includes live male models. Previous pelvic health experience is highly recommended…

Contact Hours: 12.55

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